Choose Zoe: A Story of UnPlanned Pregnancy and the Case for Life

Choose Zoe: A Story of UnPlanned Pregnancy and the Case for Life

by Laura L Hughes


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A baby changes everything.

It can be messy.

It can also be beautiful…

Pregnant at fifteen, and choosing to keep her child, Laura knew that her life would never be the same. Through her compelling story, and stories of others-parents struggling with miscarriage, infertility, abusive relationships, addictions, abortions, and those mourning the children they placed for adoption-we witness beauty and redemption rising from the ashes of lost hope.

For young mothers, fathers, leaders and pastors, Laura's stories, practical tools, and guidance for unplanned pregnancy provide hope, courage and healing, compelling us to move past mere survival to choosing a full, abundant life.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780996569538
Publisher: Red Arrow Media
Publication date: 09/04/2018
Pages: 254
Sales rank: 610,527
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.00(h) x (d)
Age Range: 3 Months to 18 Years

About the Author

Laura Lynn Hughes is a mother of five and grandmother of eight. She is a volunteer at her local Alpha Pregnancy Clinic and Alpha Mobile Unit, and is the co-founder of A Movement of Love Ministry, serving as a speaker and teacher about pregnancy, fetal development, and post-abortion trauma and recovery in community colleges, high schools, and conferences, both nationally and internationally. She runs a photography studio, Images by Hughes, in northern California. The daughter Laura kept at fifteen is now an adult, wife and mother of four who serves her community as a school psychologist.

Table of Contents

Introduction - A Note on My Title 7

Chapter 1 Beginnings 11

Chapter 2 Baby Bumps 27

Chapter 3 Of Sex and Hearses 53

Chapter 4 The Gift of Imperfection 73

Chapter 5 Beauty for Ashes 95

Chapter 6 The Power of an Image 111

Chapter 7 Abortion: When Death Becomes Vogue 131

Chapter 8 Healing from Abortion 153

Chapter 9 If Only: Miscarriage and Infertility 179

Chapter 10 Adoption: A Courageous Sacrifice 199

Chapter 11 It Isn't Finished 219

Endnotes 227

Appendix A 237

Appendix B 243

Appendix C 249

Acknowledgements 253


Fairfield, CA 94533

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QuengaRoo 12 months ago
What a powerful message! "Choose Zoe" was a surprisingly complete view of a true Pro-Life mindset. The author covers many aspects of womanhood, complete with struggles, triumphs, tragedy, redemption and joy! I read this book as part of enrichment for the women's group I host, and I've got to say, it became a support group of sorts. This book is so incredibly relatable on so many levels. If you are a person you should read this. It is highly likely that someone sitting in the chair next to you has encountered a circumstance in these chapters. Laura Lynn Hughes' heart shows in the pages of this book, both in her experiences and in the practical advice she gives in how to navigate it's topics. Happy reading!